Casting Call for “What We Talk About”
A short film directed by Kelsey Hockmuller

Production Title: What We Talk About
Independent, Non-Union, Short Film
Format: Super 16mm
Production Location: Austin, TX

Production Dates: March 5-9, four overnight shoots ending on the morning of March 9th

Director: Kelsey Hockmuller
Producer: Olivia Biehle
Director of Photography: Isaiah Rendon

Logline: An ex-couple meets for dinner and over the course of the night, realize that their distorted views of each other do not match the reality of their present situation.

Character Breakdowns:

Her – 30s-early 40s, all ethnicities: A recent divorceé and single mom, who has dinner with her college boyfriend out of a sense of guilt, and is unprepared for his attempted confession of love. Has had life-long difficulties with connecting to people on an emotional, romantic level.

Him – 30s-early 40s, all ethnicities: A perennial bachelor, who never quite moved on from his college girlfriend after she ended the relationship, meets her for dinner with a grand plan to confess his love, but isn’t able to go through with it after an evening of awkward conversation. A romantic at heart, but feels nihilistic towards the idea of lasting relationships.

Audition Date: 1/28/2015; 5:30pm-9pm by appointment
Audition Location: CMB Building, Studio 4A, University of Texas at Austin
Audition Address: 2504 Whitis Avenue Austin, Texas 78705

Paid / Non-Paid: Paid, 4-day guarantee
Additional Compensation: Meals, Transportation if needed


Special Instructions: Please email to request a time slot for auditions. Callbacks will be held on Jan 31, from 10:30am-2:30pm. Actors called back should plan to stay for at least an hour if not the full time period. Be prepared for cold readings both days.

Link to Short Film Texas Casting Call: